Are Employees Keeping Your Network Safe?

Posted on Apr 1, 2015
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A company’s network security is only as good as the people it employs, according to the 2015 State of the Web Vulnerability report.

1 in 3The report discovered that malware is still a real threat to businesses, contributing to the more than $400 billion in cyber crime losses in 2014. Often times, employees are the ones to blame.

“In many cases, a company’s own employees put the business at risk, often unintentionally, by browsing to a trusted website or clicking on a link in an email that brought them to a compromised site,” the report states.

Once that has occurred, it’s game over for organizations attempting to keep their information on lockdown.

So, how many potentially compromised sites are out there? A lot.

It’s estimated that more than 100,000 new sites pop up each day, contributing to the more than one billion sites existing worldwide. Of those, Menlo estimates that one in three of the more than top million Alexa domains are either already compromised or are at risk of attacks. Menlo’s research also suggests that nearly six percent of sites are “serving malware, spam or are part of a botnet.”


 

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